About the property
- Condo400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Apartment, Studio (Sleeps 4)
Our studio is located on Orient Beach (regularly voted the best beach in the Caribbean) on the French half of St Maarten, St. Martin, Caribbean. We own a second identical apartment. Please see the reviews (property #456584). The highly sought-after, second floor apartment is locate in the renown former Mont Vernon Hotel. The studio faces Orient Bay with immediate, less than 1 minute, access to the white sand beach with turquoise 85 degree water all year round. The spacious balcony with panoramic frontal view of the sea allows guests to sit down, relax, and savor a meal.
All furniture is brand new (super comfortable queen size bed, fold out couch with spring mattress, leather armchair, table with chairs, ample closet etc.).
We Finished A Total Interior Renovation In February 2013. Designer quality kitchen cabinets & top-of-the-line appliances, a bathroom with a washer/dryer and luxurious household items like Egyptian linens, towels, high end tableware and silverware are ready for your use. Contemporary style with sleek design and clear cut forms provide background to the ravishing view.
Our studio has reliable wireless fast internet and flat screen TV with 18 American and French channels. Sheets and towels are ready for your use. Guests may order extra cleaning during their stay. Unit is non-smoking.
The Mont Vernon area is a gated community with 24h security, manicured tropical landscaping, on-site tennis courts and a tiny grocery store with fresh baguettes and tasty pizzeria. It is only a mile to GRAND CASE which is the French gourmet capital of the Caribbean ('la capitale gastronomique des Antilles')!
From our studio you would admire the absolutely fabulous unforgettable views of Orient Beach, neighboring islands St Barts, Green Cay & Tintamarre!
Owners speak English and French.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Joanna Ozga
We are architects with a practice based in Chicago. First of all, we were attracted to Saint Martin because of the unique situation and our love of the water sports like windsurfing, boats and, more recently, kite-surfing. We return to the island because of the fantastic French cuisine, breathtaking views and the friendships we have formed with local residents. We have completely rehabbed d the studio of Mount Vernon in 2013. We speak French and English.
Why Joanna Ozga chose Saint Martin
Orient Bay is the best beach you could find in Caribbean with soft white sand and turquoise 85-degree water and air temperate weather ranging from 75 to 85 degrees, all year round. The Mount Vernon residences, located on the north end of Orient Beach, are calm and the three story buildings are designed on a human scale. Orient beach offers access to all possible water sports, a private pool and lounge deck, and the numerous restaurants that let guests taste exquisite French cuisine with a Creole twist.
What makes this Condo unique
Our beachfront apartment building, Antigua is located directly on the shore, so guests enjoy an uninterrupted ocean view. The luxurious property features a mix of short-term and permanent residents, so guests experience daily life in the Caribbean, and discover the Island on their own terms. The second floor (American 3rd floor) is optimal for getting a light, fresh breeze from the ocean while staying comfortable day and night without the need for air conditioning (AC is, of course, provided, should guests prefer it). A new sliding glass door that hides behind a sidewall pocket gives a unified feel to the space and lets guests enjoy total freedom between the indoor living space and the outdoor balcony. New, electronically controlled exterior rolling shutters allow guests to control lighting conditions at will.
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The condo was beautiful and clean !! The view was outstanding !!
Loved it !! We had such a great time !!
Easy access to Orient Beach on the quiet north end
Our Mont Vernon studio apartment was exactly as it was described. It was clean and had everything that we needed. We enjoyed our morning walk up and down Orient Beach, coffee on the balcony listening to the waves and watching the kite surfers, and a short drive to many great restaurants on Orient Bay. While the room was nicely updated, the property is a bit rundown although there were workers out tidying up the buildings. Also, the road up to Mont Vernon is FULL of potholes - it was crazy! Hopefully repairs are on the way. For the price this was a nice place, Joanna always replied quickly to my questions and concerns and the location was perfect for us.
Beautiful condo in a perfect location.
The condo is a small studio on the second floor, recently updated, spotless, and perfect for two. The best feature of this condo is that it sits on the far North end of Orient Beach, with an unobstructed view of the ocean from the deck. It is an easy walk down for a sunrise stroll along beautiful Orient Bay or a swim in the warm turquoise blue water. The condo complex has a good sized ocean view pool and pool deck with lounge chairs provided for guests. It was great to just chill out there during the day. We enjoyed the room deck for breakfast and lunch most days and then went into Grand Case for dinner, where the French cuisine and seafood is fabulous. We enjoyed side trips snorkeling and paddle boarding, and drove over to the western side of the island (20-30 minutes if you have a car) for some glorious sunsets. Saint-Martin is a interesting island with an eclectic mix of French, Dutch, and Island cultures that made it enjoyable, and did I the mention great food? The owner and property manager were easy to deal with and accommodating. Thank you, Joanna, for a wonderful, relaxing week!
Before we rented Joanna's condo, I did quite a lot of reading, as I have never rented from VRBO before but I had been to St. Martin. We found the entire experience to be just as everyone has previously stated: the condo has a beautiful view and looks exactly like the online pictures, Joanna is very quick to respond, Linda was extremely nice, the beach is wonderful and the location is great although parts of the road to Mont Vernon are a disaster. I would have no hesitation to stay there again and sincerely hope I have the chance to!!
A Gem in Orient Bay
We booked this last minute and Joanna, the owner, was very quick to respond and provided helpful suggestions on car rentals (I do not suggest renting on the Dutch side and get a all/4 wheel drive). The apartment is exactly as shown in the pictures. It was large enough to accommodate the 4-5. There are beautiful views of the ocean and glass doors open completely to let the sea breeze in. Linda, the property manager, met us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the apartment and grounds. This property requires a lot of walking uphill with many steps. Parking is extremely limited in the front. Overflow parking is in the back of the property near the tennis courts with a long trek to the room. The road is not well marked to get into the property and it has many deep potholes. The pool is amazing and leads right out to the ocean. The room has plenty of storage, a safe, microwave, refrigerator, and cooktop. We missed having an oven and there may have been a grill at one point because I found instructions on how to use it but never found it. Cups, plates, utensils, etc. are provided, however, staples like coffee filters, plastic bags, hand soap, dish detergent, laundry detergent, and wash cloths were not provided. We bought them and left them there so I will be curious to see if they remain. The bathroom is large and has a stand up shower and a washer/dryer, although both take a long time and are loud. The whole apartment has a modern Ikea feel to it but the shower curtain could use an update as it is a pink floral that does not match the rest of the red/orange decor. The patio has a large table and 3 chairs and there is a drying rack for beach towels, etc. There is a futon that folds out into a bed and linens and pillows are provided. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent wifi and TV reception. Kitesurfing is amazing, definitely want to learn how next time. We explored Happy Bay (a favorite last year but crowded with cars and lots of people this year), Plum Bay, Dawn Beach-great waves, and Baie Rouge. Orient Beach, Friar's Bay both great too but avoid Cay Bay-right next to refinery. Don't waste your time on Pinel Island, it's an overpriced tourist trap. Day trip to Anguilla's Prickly Pear on Winner Touch is a must! Great food at Le Piment, Bistrot Caraibes, and Moomba. Super U in Marigot/Supermarche in Orient Bay for groceries. Great trip, wonderful accommodation, excellent value~we will be back to this property! Thank you Joanna and Linda :-)
Attractive and Modern, with a nice view.
First let us qualify, this is our first experience with HomeAway, so we have nothing to compare our experience to. The view is beautiful of the Sea in St. Martin from this modern clean aptartment. We did find that there was very little water pressure for the shower and that some of the amenities that I thought might be there, were missing such as dish soap, a sponge or two, a second role of toilet paper and perhaps two or four more pillows, even though we were only two people. And the parking for this complex still includes a bit of a clime. The managment staff was ontime and helpful. The pool is lovely and right on the beach. Acceptional location. Kelly and Frank
Admire the tropical forest and tree climbing at Lottery Farm private Nature Reserve Saint-Martin, hiking to Pic paradise. Canoe-kayak and stand up paddle boarding to Pinel Island flying, Kite-surfing, parasailing and a range of other outdoor activities!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Owners speak English and French. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. The two weeks of Winter Holiday Dec 17th, 2016 till Jan 1st, 2017 are rent weekly for $1400 The returnable damage deposit fee is $300.